The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County
announced its executive officers and board of
directors for 2014, a team including representatives
across all business spectrums throughout
its coverage area.
This year’s officers are headed by Dianne
Barber-Kansas of Kansas Eye Surgery, board
With the face of Tech Valley changing
rapidly, the chamber board now has four
foreign-born directors, plus representatives
from high- and low-tech manufacturing, education,
agriculture, retail, finance, medical,
construction, real estate, consulting and entrepreneurial,
said Pete Bardunias, chamber
president and CEO.
“Southern Saratoga County is blessed to have a strong local business organization and our board reflects that,” said Bardunias. “We are concentrated south of Northway Exit 13 yet have the assets of a large, regional organization, enabling us to develop the Saratoga County Community Development Program and Veteran’s Entrepreneurial Training Program. These strengthen our downtowns and help entrepreneurs get off to a good start.”
Along with Kansas, this year’s officers include Daniel Kumlander, Roback, Kumlander & Pehl CPAs, chairman-elect; Scott Rajeski, Latham International Pools, treasurer and first vice chairman; James Wachala, Turner Construction, secretary; Paul Milton, Ellis Medicine, immediate past chairman.
“This is a dynamic board and I am honored to serve as its chairwoman,” said Kansas. “With so much energy and enthusiasm we are expecting our 2014 initiatives to really make a difference in serving the southern Saratoga County business community.
Additional directors include Victor Abate, GE Power & Water; Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications; Panos Angelopoulos, Cleveland Polymer Technologies; Joseph Berman, Golub Corp.; Michele Brown, Belmonte Builders; Sandeep Dave, GlobalFoundries; John DeMaria, DeMaria Financial LLC; Anthony DePasquale, MaltaMed Emergent Care; P. Christopher Frances, Capital Region Planning Specialists; Matthew Grattan, Schenectady County Community College.
Dr. Michael Green, Hudson Valley Community College; Alexander Kutikov, Red Mark Realty, LLC; Jenifer Marten, Ballston Spa National Bank; Kindra McHale, YMCA – Southern Saratoga; Chris Meyer, Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna LLP; Neerav Patel, Empire Broadcasting Group; Joshua Spain, Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.; Todd Peterson, Albany Times Union; Dr. Elizabeth Wood, Shenendehowa Central School District.
Photo Courtesy of Chamber of Southern Saratoga County